Scalise Calls for Obama & Biden to Be Grilled Over Their Roles in Flynn Case
House Minority Whip weighs in on Flynn case
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called for former President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Joe Biden to answer for their possible roles in former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's case.
“[P]eople like Strzok referenced the seventh floor in some of these documents, that means the top brass at the time over at the FBI, possibly Justice, possibly even the White House knew about this," Scalise said.
"When’s Barack Obama going to answer for it, and when is Joe Biden going to answer for his role in all of this?”
Flynn's case was dropped on Thursday following unsealed FBI documents showing he was set up by disgraced Buerea officials.
Obama reacted to the case being dropped, saying he was “worried” there was a risk to the "rule of law."
“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn," Obama said.
“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free," Obama added.
Attorney General William Barr weighed in on the case saying:
“There was not a legitimate counterintelligence investigation going on.”
But Adam Schiff claimed DOJ’s decision incriminates Attorney General William Barr.
"Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his illicit Russian contacts,” Schiff squealed on Twitter.
"His lies do not now become truths."
Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his illicit Russian contacts.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 7, 2020
His lies do not now become truths.
This dismissal does not exonerate him.
But it does incriminate Bill Barr.
In the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history.
President Donald Trump warned "crooked politicians" and "dirty cops" are going to "pay a big price" for pushing the Russia "hoax."
Trump blasted “dirty politicians” behind the Russian investigation.
Released transcripts revealed Obama officials admitted there was no “direct” evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.